[Fedora-packaging] Re: iconcache, v0.5

Michael Schwendt bugs.michael at gmx.net
Sun Dec 31 15:55:23 UTC 2006

On Thu, 28 Dec 2006 10:27:53 -0500, Christopher Aillon wrote:

> Rex Dieter wrote:
> > Christopher Aillon wrote:
> >> Rex Dieter wrote:
> >>> imo, ldconfig example isn't a good one, but I get your point.
> >>> Difference being here, messing with ldconfig can horribly break
> >>> things.  A stale iconcache doesn't break anything, at worst only
> >>> affects app startup time (a little).
> > 
> >> Stale icon cache has been known to break apps, though.  nm-applet is one
> >> of them.
> > 
> > That's either not true, or simply a bug somewhere.  Matthias' has stated
> > gtk2's implementation will(should!) fallback to using brute-force search
> > when icon cache is not fresh.
> I'm not denying it is a bug somewhere that I'm trying to track down. 
> What I'm saying is that there is the potential for breaking things due 
> to whatever reasons.  Saying that a stale cache does not cause things to 
> break is a little misleading until the bugs are fixed.

It is a bug somewhere and the reason why gtk-update-icon-cache is executed
in post-install scriptlets. It's the only way freshly installed icons show
up in the GNOME desktop menu.

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